How To Design, Develop, and Deliver Online Instruction
Online Continuing Professional Education Course
Learn how to:
• create engaging, interactive, student-centered online instruction
• design and develop high quality online courses
• follow accessibility and copyright laws when designing an online course
• evaluate online courses for quality design and delivery
Receive top-quality instruction
Dr. Lauren Cifuentes, the Director of Distance Education and Learning Technologies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Alexandra Janney, a master instructional designer and online teacher, teach best practices in online instruction based on extensive research and experience. Course learning activities are based on real-world processes and products that participants can apply immediately.
Earn 45 hours of continuing education credits
This course has been approved for 45 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credit for Texas educators and 4.5 CEUs of general continuing education credit. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive three certificates from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: The Certificate of Best Practices for Online Course Design, the Certificate of Course Design and Development, and the Certificate of Course Delivery and Peer-Review.
How This Online Course WorksFully Online - No classes to attend on campus! Give and receive feedback from classmates and instructor online. This is a project-based class. The product of the course is a developed online course.
Asynchronous – Flexible time schedule. No need to log into the course at specific times! Just complete assignments by posted deadlines. Students can expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week on the course.
Class Discussion – Class discussion takes place as postings in discussion forums or via e-mail.
Prerequisites and Course Requirements
There are no prerequisites for this course. Participants must have access to a computer with reliable internet access. The course is taught through Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Blackboard Learning System. URL: http://iol.tamucc.edu
Required Reading: Stavredes, T. (2011). Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. The textbook is available on Amazon for $32.59 new. It is not included in the price of the course.
For Additional Information:
For additional information about the course content, e-mail: Dr. Lauren Cifuentes, Lauren.Cifuentes@tamucc.edu, or call 361-825-2122.
For registration assistance, e-mail Continuing.Education@tamucc.edu or call 361-825-5751.